Private Landlords and The Housing Wales Bill

Important Information for Landlords, Agents and Tenants in the Private Rented Sector in Wales

On the 8th July 2014, The Welsh Government passed the Housing Wales Bill which means that all persons who rent out properties in Wales will need to register them with the registering authorities.

Additionally, all those persons who undertake letting and property management whether they be Landlords or Letting Agents will need to obtain a license.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council wish to support landlords through this process to ensure that they remain within the new legislation. We encourage landlords to contact the local authority for any questions or for advice.

We would also advise strongly that landlords consider attending Landlord Accreditation Wales courses which will be beneficial in relation to the new requirements placed by Welsh Government.